Much of dental care falls under the umbrella of general dentistry. General dentistry is involved with the prevention of various oral conditions, as well as restorative services like cavity fillings and dental sealants. Our goal is always to ensure proper oral health and the preservation of your natural teeth whenever possible. We provide a wide range of services for patients of every age.
At Aesthetic Dental Center of Hackensack, we believe that early prevention and detection is the key to oral health. To this end, we provide regular dental cleanings to help stave off any problems that may develop with your teeth due to the presence of plaque and tartar.
Undergoing a professional dental cleaning is a great way to both prevent and treat gum disease, medically known as periodontal disease. Some patients are anxious about visiting for a cleaning. Although this is not surprising, it is completely unnecessary when you really understand what is involved.
A dental cleaning usually takes around 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete while you are seated in a dental chair. Our dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth to prevent the development of tooth decay. These materials can build up on your teeth, and tartar can only be removed by your professional dental team.
During your dental cleaning, we will also be looking for evidence of gum disease that can compromise the integrity of your teeth. We will also check your bite. If it is not correctly functioning, you may be referred to an orthodontist for appropriate treatment.
It is not pleasant to think about, but everyone's teeth are always teeming with bacteria. Much of it is completely harmless. But some bacteria winds up damaging the outer layer of the teeth, known as enamel. This leads to the formation of a hole called a cavity. Once this occurs, we must place a dental filling to keep the situation from worsening and save the tooth.
A dental filling begins with the administration of a local anesthetic delivered via injection. Next, your dentist will drill into the tooth and remove all decay and debris that is found. Finally, the tooth will be filled with a material that prevents further damage to the tooth.
Also known as endodontic treatment, a root canal is a procedure in general dentistry involving the removal of infected or inflamed tissues from within a tooth. Underneath the hard outer surfaces of your teeth, a soft tissue called the dental pulp is found. This tissue houses nerve fibers, blood vessels and other soft tissue. It is vital for the maintenance of a tooth, although a mature tooth can survive without it by obtaining nourishment from nearby tissues.
When we perform a root canal, we are removing the dental pulp that has become infected. We completely clean out the root canal and dental pulp chamber, refilling it to safeguard against further damage.
A root canal makes a good treatment choice for patients with significant pulp infection or inflammation. Left untreated, a serious infection may develop that leads to severe pain or the presence of a dental abscess that can eventually compromise the integrity of the tooth.
At Aesthetic Dental Center of Hackensack, we stand ready to provide services provided by general dentistry, such as dental cleanings and other treatments. If you have been putting off a check up for yourself or a family member, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
We take our patients’ privacy seriously. Please refrain from providing any personal health or sensitive information. Call us at (201) 488-8866 to schedule your appointment over the phone.
“I have been using this service for years, they recently moved to a new lovely office. I was just there for a toothache and my regular dentist was not there, seen by Dr Meskin, who was so nice and helpful. Explained everything so I would understand.”
- Ilene Matza
“This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is very polite and answers any questions you might have. My doctor was very helpful and explained me what to do in my situation. This place I can record in a heart beat Trust me you would never regret choosing this dentist center”
- Viktoriya Grabovetska
“I have been going to Aesthetic Dental Center for the past year. I am very pleased by the 5 star level of dental care (excellent facilities and equipment) and the efficiency and friendliness of all the staff at Aesthetics Dental Center.”
- Paul L